from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.
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- n. a retail liquor store, specifically one in which only sealed containers may be sold for consumption off the premises.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
From the US state laws of Connecticut and Georgia that declare that purchased liquor must be in a sealed container and/or removed from the premises in a bag or other package. (Wiktionary)
I swam at Forest Lake with the shady little man who ran the package store on the way to Ware and had fathered at least two kids without ever getting married.